Destroyed House Kyoto 1, 2020
Destroyed House Kyoto 2, 2020
Destroyed House Kyoto 3, 2020
Destroyed House Kyoto 4, 2020
Destroyed House Kyoto 5, 2020
Destroyed House Kyoto 6, 2020
Destroyed House Krasnoyarsk 1, 2010
Destroyed House Op Noord 5, 2014
Destroyed House Op Noord 2, 2014
For KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020, Teeuwen was invited by the festival to spend January through April 2020 in Kyoto. In this time she tirelessly reconstructed two traditional kyomachiya townhouses procured by the festival for her exhibition.
This grand installation reassembles the original materials and spaces of the traditional kyomachiya. Teeuwen leaves the facade of the buildings intact while repurposing the fragments that were once columns and beams. She meticulously reconstructs the houses' destroyed interiors with precision and delicacy that create entirely new atmospheres.The transformed spaces hint at the tenuous balance between constructive order, function, and brute destruction.
All of Teeuwen’s installations globally are preserved for posterity in the form of photographic works.
- Marjan Teeuwen
- Born in Venlo, Holland in 1953 and currently resides in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in 1984 and completed her Masters in 1984 from St Joost School of Fine Art & Design. Teeuwen won first place in the 2009 Krasnoyarks Biennale, and her notable exhibitions include "Destroyed House" (Lakenhal City Museum Netherlands/Arles International Photo Festival France 2019), "Destroyed House Gaza" (Palestine 2016), and an installation at the Dutch Museum of Photography (Netherlands 2012).